University Calendar 2011/12
Section VIII : Academic Regulations - Faculty of Engineering and the Environment

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Final Award Master of Research (MRes)
Master of Science (MSc)
With exit awards of
Postgraduate Certificate
Postgraduate Diploma
Programme(s) MRes Ecological & Environmental Sciences
MRes Freshwater Sciences
MSc Biodiversity and Conservation*
MSc Civil Engineering
MSc Civil Engineering (with Industrial Placement)
MSc Coastal and Marine Engineering and Management
MSc Energy and Sustainability : Energy Resources and Climate Change
MSc Energy and Sustainability : Energy, Environment and Buildings
MSc Engineering in the Coastal Environment*
MSc Environmental Monitoring and Assessment*
MSc Environmental Pollution Control*
MSc Integrated Environment Studies*
MSc Transportation Planning and Engineering*
MSc Water Resources Management*

* to include part-time
Last modified August 2011

Reference should be made to the University's General Regulations found in Section IV and Section V (Higher Degree Regulations) of the University Calendar.

Except where an opt-out has been granted by the University (see below) the following academic regulations apply in addition to the General Regulations.

1. Admissions
1.1 Specific entry criteria are detailed in the Programme Specification.
1.2 The MSc Coastal and Marine Engineering and Management (COMEM) is a collaborative Erasmus Mundus programme and does not receive direct applications.

2. Structure of Programme(s)
2.1 All programmes except for the MRes, the MSc Civil Engineering/MSc Civil Engineering (with Industrial Placement) and the MSc Energy and Sustainability programmes are offered on both full-time and part-time basis.
2.2 Full-time MSc degrees normally require 12 months of study.
2.3 Part-time MSc degrees normally require 24 months of study although specific details are available on individual Programme Specifications.
2.4 The MSc Civil Engineering (with Industrial Placement) is a full-time degree requiring 20 months of study – 9 months taught element /11 months industrial placement.
2.5 Students on taught programmes are required to register for the correct modules and accumulate the required credit points as specified in the Programme Specification. Students may attend lectures for additional modules, but only with the permission of the Programme Director and module co-ordinator. Students may not participate in the assessment activities of these additional modules.
2.6 Where programmes allow a choice of option modules, these must be selected for each semester before the published deadline. Completed option forms must be signed by the student and are subject to the approval of the Programme Director.
2.7 It is the responsibility of each student to ensure that the combination of modules they have selected is valid and meets the requirements of their programme of study.
2.8 Students may change their module selection up to the end of week two of the semester. Students changing their selection are responsible for checking that there are no timetable clashes.
2.9 It is the student’s responsibility to submit their project preferences by the deadline to enable project and supervisor allocation.

3. Progression
3.1 Students must normally complete each Part successfully before progressing to the next. A candidate not achieving the required standard may refer according to the regulations set out in the University’s progression rules (section IV of the Calendar)
3.2 The minimum qualifying mark for all modules is 30%.

4. Assessment
4.1 Assessment of examinations and coursework is in accordance with University regulations (see University Calendar Section IV).

When students repeat modules externally, it may be impractical for them to undertake the normal assessment activities, for example assessed laboratory or group work. In such cases the Faculty will provide an alternative but equivalent form of assessment which will meet the required learning outcomes.

5. Award of Qualification(s)
The final award is awarded by Senate on the recommendation of the Examination Board to candidates who have satisfactorily completed an approved course of study and have satisfied the assessment requirements.

6. Placements/Study Abroad/Exchange/Fieldwork
6.1 All students are required to complete a risk assessment before undertaking as part of their studies any activity that is judged to involve health and safety risks.
6.2 All industrial sponsors providing placement opportunities on the MSc Civil Engineering (with Industrial Placement) have to provide evidence of adequate Health and Safety Policy and Insurance.

7. Other
7.1 These regulations may be revised during the student's period of registration in accordance with the procedures approved by Senate.
7.2 Candidates are required to satisfy the academic and attendance requirements of the programme as laid out in the Programme Specification. Those failing to do so may have their enrolment on a programme terminated.

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